Wednesday, April 16, 2014

4-15-2014                     T. OConnor
 
0700-arrived on the island
0800-met the ferry, cleaned the vehicles
0900- met the ferry, checked the Welch St. parking lot
1000-met the ferry, patrolled the back side of the island
1100-met the ferry, checked the community center
1200-met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1400-met the ferry, checked a car alarm in the Welch St lot
1500- met the ferry, patrolled around the island
1600- met the ferry assisted a subject on Seashore av.
1700- met the ferry, patrolled
1900- met the ferry, checked the lions club, patrolled
2000- met the ferry, patrolled
2100- met the ferry, checked the community center
2200- met the ferry, patrolled
 
 

Tip of the day......have been seeing a lot more animals in the area around DPW...Beavers, Turkeys, Deer...remember these are wild animals...give them room and use caution with your pets. 
 4/14/2014  Officer Robert Lauterbach
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0720 - patrolled back shore of island.
0800 - met ferry.
0915 - medcu 12 call to health center.  Patient transported to fireboat with incident.
1020 - medcu 12 call to Natick street for a patient assist.  No transport.
1100 - met ferry.
1220 - medcu 12 call to 60 Central Ave.  Patient transported to fireboat with out incident.
1320 - patrolled island and met 1430 ferry.
1530 - cleaned engine 12 and medcu 12.
1645 - met ferry.
1750 - met ferry.
1910 - patrolled island and met 1930 ferry.
2030 - met ferry.
2115 - checked DPW property and met 2130 ferry.

***Quick Tip***A brisk walk in the afternoon (now that the snow is melting away) will help you get a better night's sleep, according to the National Sleep Foundation.  Experts say that walking may boost levels of the feel-good hormone serotonin, which relaxes you. 

 

Monday, April 14, 2014

4-13-2014                       T. O'Connor
 
0800- arrived on the island
0900- met the ferry,patrolled the back of the island
1000- met the ferry, checked the Welch St. lot
1100-met the ferry, checked the community center
1200-met the ferry, patrolled
1400-met the ferry, Checked the area around DPW
1500-met the ferry, patrolled
1600- met the ferry, checked on a loose dog complaint on Island Av.
1700- met the ferry, patrolled
1800-met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1900- met the ferry, patrolled
2000- met the ferry, checked the community center
2100-met the ferry, patrolled around the island
2200- met the ferry, patrolled

 
04/12/14  Officer R. Richardson


0700 shift change with officer rose
0800 shift change with pfd
0830 patrolled island with pfd
checked teia
0930 met ferry
1045 met ferry
checked lions club
1215 met ferry
1300 shift change with pfd
1415 met ferry
1515 met ferry
spoke to island resident about his expired auto registration
(he's registered it yesterday)
1630 met ferry
1735 met ferry
1915 met ferry
2015 met ferry
2115 met ferry
2230 met ferry
checked dpw
2320 warned driver about passengers riding on open tailgate
checked american legion
 
check your credit card statements regularly there is an upswing in the number of identity theft cases in recent months
 

 
04/11/14    Officer Connolly
Peaks Afternoon

1430 hours: shift change
1445 hours: patrolled island
1530 hours: met ferry
1550 hours: patrolled island
1645 hours: met ferry
1720 hours: patrolled island
1830 hours: patrolled island
1930 hours: met ferry
1945 hours: patrolled island
2030 hours: met ferry
2130 hours: met ferry

2245 hours: shift change

Friday, April 11, 2014

4/11/14 Officer Richardson
0715 met ferry
0800 shift change with pfd
0830 checked lions club
0930 met ferry
checked teia
1045 met ferry
1215 met ferry
warned brackett av resident about unregistered vehicle
1415 met ferry
shift change with Officer Connolly
 

*****As summer approaches it would be wise to write down the serial number of any outdoor equipment (bicycles) in case they grow legs while you are not looking.

4/10/14 Officer Richardson
0700 shift change with officer rose
0800 shift change with pfd
0830 patrolled island with pfd
checked teia
0900 spring cleaning house duties
1045 met ferry
checked battery steele
1200 complaint about motor vehicle on epps st
vehicle had run out of fuel
(moved by aaa)
1415 met ferry
1515 met ferry
1630 met ferry
checked lions club
1915 met ferry
2015 met ferry
2115 met ferry
2230 met ferry
checked american legion
 
****The department of public works has begun street sweeping please be aware of where you park your vehicle.


Thursday, April 10, 2014


4/9/2014 Day Class  Robert Lauterbach
 
0700 - dropped off firefighter at ferry for end of shift swap.
0720 - patrolled island and met 0800 ferry.
0800 - met ferry.
0945 - met ferry.
1020 - drove through Brackett Ave. and met 1100 ferry.
1215 - drove through Central Ave. and met 1230 ferry.
1400 - patrolled island.
1430 - responded to 2 City Point Rd. to speak with the resident who wanted to report suspicious activity.
1530 - met ferry and was relieved by Ofc. Smith.

 

4/8/2014 Robert Lauterbach
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0715 - patrolled island and met 0800 ferry.
0830 - station house clean-up/Spring cleaning.
1010 - drove through Central Ave and reviewed LifeFlight procedure on ball field with FD partner.
1230 - met ferry.
1405 - patrolled island and met 1430 ferry.
1530 - met ferry.
1620 - drove through Brackett Ave.
1750 - met ferry.
1920 - patrolled back shore and met 1930 ferry.
2030 - met ferry.
2115 - checked DPW property and met 2130 ferry.
0630 - drove around perimeter of island and swapped out firefighter partners at 0700 ferry.

***Quick Health Tip***

Get enough sleep.  For most people, that's 7 to 8 hours a night.  This is a staple among tips for a longer life.  If you don't snooze, you lose:  you're at higher risk of hypertension, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity, impaired concentration, and accidents, not to mention malaise.  New research suggests that sleeping enough may also boost memory.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014



4-7-2014  T. OConnor
0700- arrived on the island
0800- met the ferry, patrolled
0900- met the ferry checked the community center
1000- met the ferry, assisted a islander removing a bicycle lock, patrolled
1100-met the ferry, patrolled the back of the island
1200-met the ferry, patrolled
1400-met the ferry patrolled
1500- met the ferry, assisted a child welfare case worker on a call
1900-met the ferry, patrolled the area around DP
2000- met the ferry, patrolled
2100- met the ferry, checked the community center
2200-met the ferry, patrolled around the island
0500- call on central av. for a faulty fire alarm
 
*****Tip of the day....check the batteries in your fire alarms at least twice a year.

 

Monday, April 7, 2014


4/6/2014  Robert Lauterbach
0800 - arrived on island.
0820 - drove around perimeter of island.
0945 - met ferry and patrolled island.
1100 - met ferry.
1215 - drove through Brackett Ave. and met 1230 ferry.
1420 - ladder 12 training.
1645 - met ferry.
1710 - drove through Central Ave. and met 1750 ferry.
1930 - met ferry.
1950 - extinguished small cooking/camp fire in area of 620 Seashore Ave.
2015 - patrolled island and met 2030 ferry.


***Quick reminder***Please make sure you have your dog on a leash when walking it.

4-5-2014 T. OConnor
0700-arrived on the island
0800- met the ferry, patrolled the back of the island, dog bite complaint Welch St.
0900- met the ferry, checked the Welch St. parking lot
1000- met the ferry, checked the community center
1100- met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1200- met the ferry, checked the area around DPW
1400- met the ferry, patrolled
1500- met the ferry, patrolled around the island
1600-met the ferry, patrolled
1700-met the ferry, assisted a walker on the shore
1900- met the ferry, patrolled
2000- met the ferry, checked the community center
2100- met the ferry, patrolled
2200-met the ferry, patrolled around the island, checked the lions club

Tip of the Day.....lots of people seem to be sick this week...don't be fooled by the warm weather...wash your hands often.

 
4/4/14 Officer Richardson
0700 shift change with Officer Taylor
0800 shift change with pfd
0830 patrolled island with pfd
0900 house cleaning duties
1045 met ferry
checked teia
1215 met ferry
1415 met ferry
1500 check well being of resident who made vague suicide threats over the phone
1630 met ferry
1735 met ferry
checked lions club
1915 met ferry
2015 met ferry
checked dpw
2115 met ferry
2230 met ferry
2310 checked american legion
 

Occupants of the back of a pickup truck are not to ride sitting on the lowered tailgate, those under 19 are to ride in the cab of the truck at all times

04/03/2014   Ofc Rumery-Taylor
0700- Shift change w/Ofc Richardson-PFD shift change
0800- met ferry-patrolled Island
0900- bldg maint-trash to DPW
0930- 5th Maine w/Lt Wallace
0945- met ferry
1010- Lt Wallace to DPW for Tank 12 check
1100- Islander stopped by to report that her husband had lost/had stolen a computer while in-town Portland or on the Bay lines. No information about computer or incident available husband in town for the day will get information and file report asap
1130- patrolled Island
1230- met ferry
1405- 911 hang up call to the area of 2 Hadlock cove-nothing found no one in area had seen or heard anything
1430- met ferry-patrolled Island
1500- patrolled Island
1530- met ferry-patrolled Island
1645- met ferry
1750- met ferry
1930- met ferry-patrolled Island
2030- met ferry-patrolled Island
2130- met ferry
 
We again encountered difficulty when looking for a house number this after noon. VERY few of the houses have house numbers on them. Nag your neighbors to put up a visible number on their home. (Maybe one of the Summer Arts and Crafts camps can paint up numbers for the houses?)

 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

04-02-14   Ofc R. Richardson
 
 
0700 shift change with officer taylor

0800 shift change with pfd

0930 met ferry

checked teia

1045 met ferry

1215 met ferry

1415 met ferry

1515 met ferry

1630 met ferry

found and returned a lost cell phone

1735 met ferry

1915 met ferry

checked dpw

2015 met ferry

checked dpw

2115 met ferry

2230 met ferry

 

If your vehicle has studded snow tires, they must be removed by may first

Wednesday, April 2, 2014


April 1, 2014  Ofc Rumery-Taylor
0700- shift change w/Ofc Lauterbach-PFD shift change
0800- met ferry-patrolled Island
0930- equipment maint.
0945- met ferry-patrolled Island
1100- met ferry-patrolled Island
1230- met ferry-patrolled Island
1430- met ferry- fueled cruiser
1530- met ferry-patrolled Island
1645- met ferry
1750- met ferry
1930- met ferry-patrolled Island
2030- met ferry-patrolled Island
2130- met ferry-patrolled Island

Peaks Island Health Center
87 Central Ave.
Hours:          Monday and Thursday: 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Kitty Gilbert, Family Nurse Practitioner, provides care for all ages.
Please call either 766-2929 or 874-2466 for an appointment.
There will be a change in the Health Center schedule during School Vacation Week, beginning April 21.  Please Note:
Monday, 4/21:  8:30 AM to 3:00 PM with Kitty Gilbert, NP
** Wednesday, 4/23:  8:30 AM to 3:00 PM with Amy Hinshaw, NP
CLOSED Thursday, 4/24
Do you have expired prescriptions on your shelves which could benefit from spring cleaning?  The Portland Police Department at 109 Middle Street accepts outdated unused prescription  medications in tablet form twenty-four hours a day.  The meds must be in the original container.
No liquids or over-the-counter drugs are accepted.  These can be disposed of in household trash if they are diluted or absorbed by coffee grounds, cat litter or dirt, and placed in a container.
It is important to keep such meds away from children, and you will help protect our environment by disposing of them safely.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


3/31/2014  Robert Lauterbach
0700 - arrived on island.
0720 - patrolled back shore of island.
0800 - met ferry.
0945 - met ferry.
1010 - Tank 12 check at DPW with FD.
1055 - minor vehicle accident at 71 Luther St.  Report taken.
1230 - met ferry.
1250 - patrolled Central Ave.
1320 - engine 12 training.
1430 - met ferry.
1530 - met ferry.
1620 - patrolled Central Ave. and met 1645 ferry.
1930 - met ferry.
2030 - met ferry.

2115 - checked DPW property and met 2130 ferry.

***Quick reminder*** Cool a burn-- Run cool water over a burn for 10 to 15 minutes. Never apply ice. Never put butter or any other grease on a burn. If the burned skin blisters or is charred, see a doctor immediately.

Monday, March 31, 2014

3-30-2014          Officer T. O'Connor
 

0800- arrived on the island

0900- met the ferry, checked the Welch St. lot

1000- met the ferry, patrolled the back of the island, cleaned the vehicles

1100-met the ferry, checked the community center

1200-met the ferry, checked a bugler alarm on Welch St.

1400-met the ferry, checked the Lions club

1500- met the ferry, checked the area around the school

1600-met the ferry, patrolled

1700- met the ferry, patrolled the area around DPW

1900- met the ferry, patrolled

2000- met the ferry patrolled around the island

2100-met the ferry, checked the community center

2200-met the ferry, patrolled
 
 
tip of the day....keep your car doors locked while parked down in the Welch St. lot

03/29/14   Officer R. Richardson


2300 shift change with Officer Connolly

checked teia

2330 met ferry

checked DPW

checked American Legion

 

after a long winter please check your fences (if you have one) for holes especially if your fence is used to contain your pets.
3-28-2014       Officer  T. OConnor

 

0700-arrived on the island

0800- met the ferry, checked the Welch St. lot

0900- met the ferry, patrolled the back of the island

1000- met the ferry, checked the community center

1100- met the ferry, patrolled

1200- met the ferry, assisted with a water issue on island ave.

1400-met the ferry, loose dog complaint Pleasant ave, patrolled

1500- met the ferry, follow up on a medical call from last week Great Pond Rd

1600- met the ferry, patrolled the area around DPW

1700- met the ferry, patrolled

1800- met the ferry, checked the area around the school

2000- met the ferry, patrolled

2100- met the ferry, checked the area around the lions club

2200- met the ferry, patrolled around the island

 

Tip of the Day.....lots of people seem to be sick this week...don't be fooled by the warm weather...wash your hands often.

Friday, March 28, 2014


3/27/14 Officer Richardson
0700 shift change with Officer Taylor
0800 shift change with pfd
0830 patrolled island with pfd
warning to resident about auto registration
0930 met ferry
checked teia
1045 met ferry
gave ride to stranded motorists
1215 met ferry
1515 met ferry
checked dpw
1630 met ferry
checked lions club
1735 met ferry
1915 met ferry
2015 met ferry
2115 met ferry
2220 checked american legion
 
****If you have gasoline powered equipment (ie) generators, lawn mowers.. don't store them with fuel in the tanks store the fuel separately.. old fuel (4 months ) needs to be disposed of properly.
 

 

Thursday, March 27, 2014


03/26/2014  Ofc Rumery-Taylor
 
0700- shift change w/Ofc Richardson
0800- met ferry-PFD shift change-patrolled Island
0945- met ferry-patrolled Island
1100- met ferry-patrolled Island
1230- met ferry-picked up PFD gear-patrolled Island
1430- met ferry-patrolled Island
1550- patrolled Island
1645- met ferry
1750- met ferry
1830- Attended Peaks Island Council Meeting
1930- met ferry-patrolled Island
2030- met ferry
2130- met ferry-patrolled Island
 

If you are trying to reach the Police or Fire Personnel here on Peaks Island for a non-emergency matter, remember to call 874-8575 or 874-8576. In an emergency 911 is always your best option. If your cell phone disconnects or you lose the ability to communicate we can triangulate your location and have a better chance of finding you.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

3/25/14 Officer Richardson
0700 shift change with Officer Taylor
0800 shift change with pfd
0830 patrolled island with pfd
0920 assist fd with alarm malfunction at school
0930 met ferry
1045 met ferry
1215 met ferry
checked teia
1515 met ferry
1630 met ferry
1800 met ferry
1915 met ferry
checked dpw
2015 met ferry
2115 met ferry
2230 checked american legion
 

**A thank you to those who have added more visible house numbers to their homes and a reminder to those that still need to do so.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014


03/24/14  Ofc Rumery-Taylor
 
0700- shift change w/Ofc Lauterbach-PFD shift change
0800- met ferry-patrolled Island
0945- met ferry
1100- met ferry-patrolled Island
1230- met ferry
1300- Engine 12 training
1430- met ferry-patrolled Island
1530- met ferry
1630- American Legion follow up to 03/17 incident
1645- met ferry
1715- spoke w/Peaks Island Councilor re: a complaint they had fielded about fireworks
1750- met ferry
1930- met ferry-patrolled Island
2030- met ferry-patrolled Island
2130- met ferry-patrolled Island-checked bar
 
 

Health Tip of the Week
Why Should I Get Screened for Colon Cancer?
 
The most important precaution you can take to prevent colon cancer is to get screened.  Screening can actually find polyps before they become cancer.  Colorectal cancer is 90% treatable when detected early.  Remember the most common symptom is no symptom at all.  Having regular screening tests, beginning at age 50, could save your life!
 

Monday, March 24, 2014


3/23/2014  Robert Lauterbach
0800 - arrived on island.
0820 - patrolled back shore of island.
0930 - drove through Central Ave. and met 0945 ferry.
1100 - met ferry.
1215 - responded to American Legion for alarm sounding.  Employee on scene with out proper pass code.  Made contact with employee, problem fixed.
1400 - patrolled island and met 1430 ferry.
1530 - met ferry.
1620 - drove through Brackett Ave. and met 1645 ferry.
1750 - met ferry.
1900 - patrolled island and met 1930 ferry.
2030 - met ferry.
2115 - drove through Central Ave. and met 2130 ferry.
2230 - checked DPW property.


***Quick reminder*** Make sure to lock your vehicles when parking at the Welch St. lot.

3-22-2014     T. OConnor
0700-arrived on the island
0800-met the ferry, checked the Welch St. lot
0900- met the ferry,patrolled the back of the island
1000- met the ferry, water issue call on Island Ave.
1100- met the ferry, checked the community center
1200-met the ferry, patrolled
1400-met the ferry, Medical call Great pond Rd.
1500- met the ferry, patrolled
1600- met the ferry, Checked the area around DPW
1700- met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1900- met the ferry, patrolled
2000- met the ferry, lost dog returned to owner
2100- met the ferry, patrolled
2200- met the ferry, checked the community center
 

Tip of the day.....Don't be fooled..winter isn't over yet...watch for ice spots as you come down for the boats in the morning!!

3/21/14 Robert Lauterbach
0700 - arrived on island.
0720 - drove around perimeter of island.
0800 - met ferry.
0915 - drove through Brackett Ave. and met 0945 ferry.
1100 - met ferry.
1210 - drove through Central Ave. and met 1230 ferry.
1430 - met ferry.
1520 - assisted FD with medcu apparatus check.
1645 - met ferry.
1720 - cell phone 911 hang-up area of 79 island ave.  Apparent mis-dial, plenty of people were around when I arrived, nobody approached me.  Everything seemed ok.
1750 - met ferry.
1900 - patrolled island and met 1930 ferry.
2030 - met ferry.
2120 - checked DPW property and met 2130 ferry.
2245 - met ferry.
0215 - party call around Island and Sunset.  When I responded, area was quiet, but I did see a group of people in 414 Island Ave.  Made contact with the resident that is renting it and he informed me that the party was over and people were leaving.  No problems there for the rest of the night.

***Quick reminder***All police calls should be made to Portland Police dispatch.  That way dispatch will easily be able to get in touch with us out here. 

 

Friday, March 21, 2014


3/20/14 Officer Connolly -Evening Shift

1430 hours: Shift change
1530 hours: Met Ferry
1430 hours: Met Ferry
1445 hours: patrolled island
1815 hours: complaint of truck blocking roadway off of Torrington Ave.  Responded with Fire Department personnel.  Determined there was no hazzard.
1900 hours: patrolled island
1930 hours: met ferry
2015 hours: patrolled island
2030 hours: met ferry
2130 hours: met ferry

2245 hours shift change

3/20/14 Officer Richardson - Day Class
0700 shift change with Officer Taylor
0800 met ferry
0930 met ferry
0940 follow up on 3/17 assault 14-2213
1045 met ferry
1215 met ferry
1415 met ferry
 
As the weather warms up and days get longer, please remember to wear light colored clothing after dark if you are outside on foot.

Drivers please remember that you may find pedestrians where you least expect them....

3/19/2014 Robert Lauterbach Day Class
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0720 - drove around perimeter of island and met 0800 ferry.
0945 - met ferry.
1000 - picked up a couple air tanks from marine 1 at fire boat dock.
1020 - assisted marine patrol as they were working an active investigation.
1230 - met ferry.
1315 - drove around perimeter of island.

1430 - met ferry and was relieved.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014


03/18/14  Rumery-Taylor
0700- shift change w/Ofc Richardson
0815- patrolled Island
0930- patrolled Island
0945- met ferry
1100- met ferry-patrolled Island
1200- bldg/equipment maintenance
1230- met ferry
1247- patrolled around Island for report of possible smoke-News 13 sky cam watcher reported seeing smoke--possibly from Munjoy Hill or Peaks(no other reports). Nothing found-checked thoroughly.
1430- met ferry-patrolled Island
1530- met ferry-PFD shift change
1645- met ferry-patrolled Island
1750- met ferry
1930- met ferry-patrolled Island
2030- met ferry-patrolled Island
2130- met ferry
2245- met ferry-patrolled Island
 

Winter hasn't let loose it's grip yet. Please remember in borderline weather to be aware that the sidewalks will ice up. We've seen several folks come very close to falling while trying to run to the boat in inclement weather.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

3/17/14 Officer Richardson
0700 shift change with Officer Taylor
0800 shift change with pfd
0830 patrolled island with pfd
0930 met ferry
1045 met ferry
checked lions club
1215 met ferry
1415 met ferry
1515 met ferry
checked teia
1630 met ferry
1915 met ferry
2015 met ferry
checked dpw
2115 met ferry
2130 assault at the american legion
report taken, gathered written statements from suspect and victim
2245 met ferry
 
This being ST PATRICK'S DAY please be responsible if you choose to indulge....

Monday, March 17, 2014


03/16/2014  Ofc Rumery-Taylor
 
0800- shift change w/Ofc Lauterbach-PFD shift change
0945- met ferry-patrolled Island
1100- met ferry-patrolled Island
1230- met ferry-patrolled Island
1430- met ferry-patrolled Island
1530- met ferry
1600- patrolled Island
1645- met ferry
1750- met ferry
1815- report of escaped Beagle. Beagle located on Central Ave-where it had made itself to home.
1930- met ferry-patrolled Island
2030- met ferry-patrolled Island
2130- met ferry-patrolled Island
 

With the onset of Daylight savings time it is time to check the batteries in your smoke detectors and a good idea to double check things like your registration, insurance and inspection for your vehicles.

3/15/2014  Robert Lauterbach
0700 - arrive on island.
0800 - met ferry.
0920 - attempted to locate resident at 189 Pleasant Ave. for in town units.  Dispatch was able to contact her after I informed them that nobody was at that residence.
0945 - met ferry.
1030 - patrolled island and met 1100 ferry.
1230 - met ferry.
1400 - drove through Brackett Ave.
1430 - cleaned bay with fire fighter.
1620 - drove through Central Ave and met 1645 ferry.
1750 - met ferry.
1900 - patrolled island and met 1930 ferry.
2030 - met ferry.
2115 - checked DPW property and met 2130 ferry.


***Quick reminder*** If you have any vehicles that you want off island for any reason, i.e. abandoned old vehicles, Paul Bridges (AAA) would be happy to assist.  

3-14-2014       T. OConnor
0700-arrived on the island
0800-met the ferry, checked the Welch St. lot
0900- met the ferry, patrolled the back side of the island
1000-met the ferry, checked the back side of the island
1100-met the ferry, patrolled
1200-met the ferry, checked the community center
1400- met the ferry, patrolled
1500- met the ferry, assisted a subject on Island ave.
1600-met the ferry, fire alarm on Elizabeth St.
1700-met the ferry, patrolled the area around DPW
1900- met the ferry, patrolled
2000- met the ferry, Gave special attention Around Bracket St.
2100- met the ferry, patrolled around the island
2200-met the ferry, checked the community center

 
****Tip of the day.....more pot holes are showing up...drive safely
 

Friday, March 14, 2014

 3/13/2014   Officer Robert Lauterbach
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry.
0820 - patrolled back shore.
0945 - met ferry.
1015 - follow up at 97 Island Ave.
1100 - met ferry.
1215 - checked Tank 12 and assisted with vehicle maintenance.
1430 - met ferry.
1520 - drove through Brackett Ave. and met 1530 ferry.
1645 - met ferry.
1750 - met ferry. 
1930 - met ferry.
2000 - patrolled island.
2030 - met ferry.
2130 - met ferry.
2230 - checked DPW property.


***Quick reminder***Please remember to dial 911 when you have an emergency.  Calling the station does not guarantee someone answering the phone.  The firefighter and I may be out of the station.  

Thursday, March 13, 2014


3-12-2014   T. OConnor
0700-arrived on the island
0800-checked the community center
0900-met the ferry, checked the Welch St. lot
1000-met the ferry, patrolled the back side of the island
1100-met the ferry, patrolled
1200-met the ferry, patrolled
1400-met the ferry, patrolled around DPW
1500-met the ferry, cleaned the vehicles
1600- met the ferry, patrolled around the school
1700- met the ferry, patrolled
1900-met the ferry, checked around the Lions club
2000- met the ferry, patrolled around the island
2100- met the ferry, patrolled
2200-met the ferry, checked the community center
 
tip of the Day....watch for icy spots with all the freezing rain last night

 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

3/11/14 Officer Richardson
0700 shift change with Officer Taylor
0800 shift change with pfd
0830 patrolled island with pfd
0930 met ferry
1045 met ferry
1215 met ferry
1415 met ferry
1630 met ferry
checked teia
1735 met ferry
1900 attempted to help a resident with a lockout/mv
no luck
1915 met ferry
2015 met ferry
checked dpw
2115 met ferry
checked lions club
2200 checked american legion
 
Another snowstorm is expected this week, please watch where you park your car, to assist with snow removal.

 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

03/10/2014  Ofc Rumery-Taylor

 

0700- shift change w/Ofc Richardson

0800- met ferry-PFD shift change

0945- met ferry-patrolled Island

1100- met ferry-patrolled Island

1230- met ferry-patrolled Island

1430- met ferry

1530- met ferry-patrolled Island

1645- met ferry-patrolled Island

1755- met ferry

1800- call company meeting

1930- met ferry-patrolled Island

2030- met ferry-patrolled Island

2130- met ferry-patrolled Island

Health Tip of the Week
Sleep....zzzzzzzz
 
Most adults need around eight hours of sleep to function at their best. To determine your sleep need, sleep until you wake on your own...without an alarm clock.  Feel alert?  That’s your sleep need.  You can teach yourself to sleep less, but not to need less sleep.
 
 

Monday, March 10, 2014

03/09/2013   Ofc R. Richardson


0800 shift change with officer taylor
0830 patrolled island with pfd
a deceased deer was found on pleasant ave
dpw was notified and removed it
0930 met ferry
1045 met ferry
1215 met ferry
1415 met ferry
1515 met ferry
1630 met ferry
1735 met ferry
1915 met ferry
checked dpw
2015 met ferry
checked teia
2115 met ferry
checked lions club
 
When parking your vehicles down front,  please remove your valuables and take the keys from the ignition

(yes this means you)
03/08/14  Ofc Rumery-Taylor
 
0700- shift change w/Ofc Lauterbach
0800- met ferry-patrolled Island
0945- met ferry-patrolled Island
1100- met ferry-patrolled Island
1230- met ferry
1305- 911 hang-up came back to the area of 8 Jewel Rd to cell phone #756-9421 no answer on call back. Went to area and discovered passerby saw that a girl had fallen off horse had called 911 then hung up-horse rounded up-girl taken off Island by parents
1430- met ferry-patrolled Island
1530- met ferry
1630- trash to the dump
1645- met ferry
1750- met ferry-patrolled Island
1930- met ferry-patrolled Island
2030- met ferry
2130- met ferry-patrolled Island
2230- patrolled Island
2250- met ferry-patrolled Island
 
 

If you call 911 accidentally or if you call and then determine there isn't an emergency, don't just hang up and not answer your phone when you are called back. You need to let the 911 operator know that it was an accidental dial or that the situation isn't an emergency as you had first thought. It will save time and effort trying to locate an emergency if you communicate with the 911 operator...
 3/7/2014                Officer       Robert Lauterbach

(Off first 8 hours)
 
1530 - arrived on island and responded to 89 Central Ave. for a medcu 12 run.  FD treated at scene and signed off without a transport.

1645 - assisted sanitizing equipment following call.

1740 - patrolled island.

1920 - patrolled Central Ave. and met 1930 ferry.

2030 - met ferry.

2115 - checked DPW property an met 2130 ferry.



***Quick reminder***Please remember to lock your vehicle and take your key out of the ignition.

Friday, March 7, 2014

3-6-2014       Officer  T. O'Connor
 

0700- arrived on the island

0800- met the ferry, checked the Welch St lot

0900-met the ferry, checked the community center

1000-met the ferry, assisted a subject on Bracket St.

1100-met the ferry, patrolled the back side of the island

1200-met the ferry, patrolled

1400-met the ferry, patrolled the area around DPW

1500- met the ferry, patrolled

1600-met the ferry, patrolled the area around the school

1700- met the ferry, patrolled

1900-met the ferry, checked the community center

2000- met the ferry, patrolled

2100-met the ferry, checked the welch St lot

2200- met the ferry, patrolled around the island

 

Tip of the day.....more pot holes are showing up...drive safely

Thursday, March 6, 2014

 3/5/2014  Officer Robert Lauterbach

 

0700 - arrived on island.

0720 - patrolled island and met 0800 ferry.

0945 - met ferry.

1100 - followed up at 97 Island ave from last weeks report I took.  Supplement completed.

1215 - drove around perimeter of island.

1430 - met ferry.

1530 - met ferry.

1610 - patrolled island.

1645 - medcu training.

1750 - met ferry.

1930 - met ferry.

2020 - drove through Brackett Ave. and met 2030 ferry.

2130 - met ferry.

***Quick reminder*** Even island cars must have insurance.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

 3-4-2014         Officer T. O'Connor

 
0700- arrived on the island

0800-met the ferry, patrolled the backside of the island

0900-met the ferry, checked the Welch St lot

1000- met the ferry, patrolled

1100-went in town for Court...replaced by Officer Connolly

1400- returned to the island

1500-met the ferry, checked the community center

1600-met the ferry, checked the area around the school

1700-met the ferry, patrolled

1900-met the ferry, patrolled around the island

2000- met the ferry, checked the community center

2100-met the ferry, patrolled

2200- met the ferry, patrolled around Welch St

 

 

Tip of the day....Make sure your Dogs are licensed and up to date on their shots!!!

 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

3/3/14 Officer Richardson
0700 shift change with officer taylor
0800 shift change with pfd
0930 met ferry
1000 patrolled island with pfd
1045 met ferry
1100 drove around island in engine 12 with pfd
1215 met ferry
1415 met ferry
1515 met ferry
1630 met ferry
assisted resident to central ave location
1735 met ferry
1915 met ferry
2015 met ferry
checked dpw
2115 met ferry
2220 checked american legion
 

As I was parked on welch st last night, I listened as two ladies walked up the middle of welch st, after dark wearing dark clothing, talking about a vehicle that had passed them by too closely... "lets think about this for a minute"

Monday, March 3, 2014


03/02/2014  Ofc Rumery-Taylor
0800- shift change w/Ofc Richardson
0945- met ferry-patrolled Island
1100- met ferry-patrolled Island
1230- met ferry
1430- met ferry-patrolled Island-stopped by Torrington Point
1530- met ferry
1615- patrolled island
1750- met ferry-patrolled Island
1930- met ferry-patrolled Island
2030- met ferry-patrolled Island
2130- met ferry
 

Don't forget to schedule your furnace and chimney cleanings. It has been a busy winter for those furnaces and stoves. When you give your address to the service people make sure that your house number is visible on your mailbox and your house. (Yes-I am going to mention this until every house is clearly marked)
3/1 Officer Richardson
0700 shift change with Officer Taylor
0800 shift change with pfd
0830 patrolled island with pfd
0930 met ferry
1045 met ferry
1215 met ferry
checked teia
1415 met ferry
1515 met ferry
1630 met ferry
checked lions club
1735 met ferry
1815 911 hang up call welch st
unable to locate(dispatcher advised sounded like a pocket dial)
1915 met ferry
2015 met ferry
2115 met ferry
2230 met ferry
checked american legion
 
***please remember to completely clear your windows of snow/ice on your vehicle before driving after a snowstorm
 

 

02/28/2014  Ofc. Rumery-Taylor
0700- shift change w/Ofc Lauterbach-PFD shift change
0800- met ferry-patrolled Island
0945- met ferry-patrolled Island
1100- met ferry-patrolled Island
1230- met ferry
1430- met ferry-patrolled Island
1530- met ferry-patrolled Island
1645- met ferry-patrolled Island
1750- met ferry
1930- met ferry-patrolled Island
2030- met ferry-patrolled Island
2130- met ferry-patrolled Island
2245- met ferry
2305- patrolled Island-checked bars
 
 

With School vacations coming up please remember if you are going away, have your mail held at the post office or have a neighbor collect it. The same goes for your newspapers and UPS/FEDEX deliveries. 

Friday, February 28, 2014


2/27/2014  Robert Lauterbach
0700 - arrived on island.
0720 - drove around perimeter of island.
0800 - met ferry.
0930 - follow-up at 98 Island Ave.
1100 - met ferry.
1215 - drove through Brackett Ave. and met 1230 ferry.
1430 - served subpoena at 100 Herman Ave.
1530 - met ferry.
1630 - drove through Central Ave. and met 1645 ferry.
1830 - patrolled island and met 1930 ferry.
2030 - met ferry.
2115 - checked DPW property and met 2130 ferry.


***Quick reminder***Please ensure that your dogs are always on a leash, regardless if you are near by.

Thursday, February 27, 2014


2-26-2014  T. OConnor
0700- arrived on the island
0800- met the ferry, checked the Welch St. lot
0900- met the ferry, patrolled
1000- met the ferry, a complaint about an injured eagle on the front of the island
1100- met the ferry, patrolled the area around DPW
1200- met the ferry, patrolled the area around the school
1400- met the ferry, patrolled
1500- met the ferry, checked the community center
1600- met the ferry, patrolled the back side of the island
1700-met the ferry, patrolled
1900- met the ferry, checked the area around the Lions club
2000- met the ferry, patrolled
2100- met the ferry, special attention around Welch St.

2200- met the ferry, patrolled

Tip of the day  ..... Look after your neighbors.... water pipe breaks may occur during the cold weather- keep an eye out for running water on cold days.
 

2/25/2014  Robert Lauterbach
0700 - arrived on island.
0720 - patrolled island and met 0800 ferry.
0945 - met ferry.
1100 - responded to 98 Island Ave. for a fraud report.
1230 - met ferry.
1410 - patrolled island and met 1430 ferry.
1530 - met ferry.
1645 - met ferry.
1750 - met ferry.
1900 - drove through Central Ave. and met 1930 ferry.
2030 - met ferry.
2130 - met ferry.
2210 - checked DPW property.


***Make sure you put a hold on mail and newspaper delivery if your going away.  A pile of newspapers is a easy way for a burglar to know that nobody is home.***

Tuesday, February 25, 2014


2-24-2014    T. OConnor
0700-arrived on the island
0800-met the ferry, checked the Welch St. lot
0900- met the ferry, patrolled the back side of the island
1000- met the ferry, checked the community center
1100- met the ferry, patrolled
1200- met the ferry, checked the area around DPW
1400- met the ferry, cleaned the vehicles
1500-met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1600-met the ferry, checked on a loose dog in the area of pleasant St..
1700- met the ferry, checked on a cell phone 911 hangup call in the area of Luther St.
1800- met the ferry, patrolled
1900- met the ferry, checked the community center
2000-met the ferry, patrolled around the island
2100- met the ferry, gave S/A around Welch St.
2200- met the ferry, patrolled around the island
 

Tip of the Day.....defrosting more then just a small hole in your windshield before driving down to the boat!!!

Monday, February 24, 2014

2/23 Officer Richardson
0800 shift change with Officer Taylor
0930 met ferry
1045 met ferry
1215 met ferry
checked lions club
1415 met ferry
1515 met ferry
1630 met ferry
1735 met ferry
1915 met ferry
checked dpw
2015 met ferry
2115 checked american legion
 
The city has had a rash of snow blower thefts in recent weeks, peaks island is not immune, use a bicycle lock to secure your snow blower if it is stored outside

 

02/22/2014  Ofc Rumery-Taylor
 
0700- met ferry shift change w/Ofc Richardson
0800- met ferry-PFD shift change-tried to get Medcu 12 running-contacted the mechanically inclined
0900- no heat at station or Library-contacted Peaks Island Fuel
0915- patrolled Island
0945- met ferry
1015- Medcu 12 delivered running by Volunteer firefighters Mulkern-left running to be swapped out with spare Medcu
1100- met ferry-PFD shift change
1230- met ferry-picked up spare Medcu
1415- loose Golden Retriever puppy found on Whitehead St turned over
1430- met ferry-put Medcu 12 on the ferry to go uptown-911 hang up call (accidental pocket dial-owner walked off ferry and waved as call was coming in)
1445- located dog sitter for golden retriever puppy-'Kayla' at the corner of Central and Daniels St.
1530- met ferry-patrolled Island
1645- met ferry-patrolled Island
1750- met ferry
1800- parking tags issued for Welch St 72 hr lot
1930- met ferry-checked bars-Legion throwing a fundraising event-busy
2030- met ferry
2130- met ferry-checked bar-patrolled Island
2245- met ferry-checked bar
2345- met ferry-checked bar-patrolled Island
0048- Medcu 12 2 New Island Ave patient transported to MMC
 
If you have a dog (or a cat) please remember to put a tag with your contact information on it's collar. We were handed a Golden Retriever puppy today that had no information on it's collar and were lucky enough to be pointed to the folks who were 'dog sitting'. We do not have a facility or kennel for holding dogs here on the Island. If we are unable to locate an owner our option is to send the dog to the Westbrook Animal Refuge League. To save your dog the trauma and you the trip to retrieve your pet, keep your dogs leashed and tagged. If your dog gets loose give us a call and let us know you are searching for it and we can try to help reunite you with your dog. List serve is also a handy option to get the word out for a missing pet as well.

 

2/21 Officer Richardson
0700 shift change with Officer Taylor
0800 shift change with pfd
patrolled island with pfd
0930 met ferry
1045 met ferry
1215 met ferry
1415 met ferry
1515 met ferry
1630 met ferry
1800 met ferry
1915 met ferry
2015 met ferry
checked dpw
2115 met ferry
checked lions club
2230 met ferry
checked american legion
 
if you are walking after dark, light colored clothing or some type of flashlight is a good way to let drivers see you

 

Friday, February 21, 2014

02/20/2014 Ofc Rumery-Taylor

 

0700- shift change w/Ofc Lauterbach PFD shift change-patrolled Island

0800- met ferry-patrolled Island

0930- met ferry

1030- DPW PFD check on Tank 12

1100- met ferry-patrolled Island

1230- met ferry-patrolled Island

1425- 87 Central Ave Medcu12 transport patient

1530- met ferry-patrolled Island

1645- met ferry-patrolled Island

1750- met ferry

1930- met ferry-patrolled Island

2035- met ferry-patrolled Island

2135- met ferry-patrolled Island

2200- bldg/equip maint

 

 

We are very grateful to see that many residents-especially our volunteer firefighters- have been helping to clear the hydrants after each snow storm. Remember to keep your vents and chimneys clear as well as your roofs. While you are out shoveling see if you can see your house number or your neighbor's house number from the road..If you can't readily see it, we may be delayed in an emergency. Make sure you and your neighbors have your houses numbered.

 

Thursday, February 20, 2014


2/19/2014  Robert Lauterbach
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry.
0820 - patrolled island.
0930 - shoveled the generator out by the station house.
1015 - started shoveling hydrants.
1430 - hydrants complete.
1530 - met ferry.
1610 - patrolled island and met 1645 ferry.
1750 - met ferry.
1920 - drove around perimeter of island and met 1930 ferry.
2030 - met ferry.
2130 - met ferry.
2200 - checked DPW property.


***Quick reminder***Please remember to check the news during the day during snow storms in case the city issues a parking ban for the evening.  DPW informed me that last storm was easier to clean up because there was 100% compliance with the ban.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014


2-18-2014     T.OConnor
0700-arrived on the island
0800- met the ferry, patrolled
0900- met the ferry, checked the Welch St. lot
1000- met the ferry, checked the community center
1100- met the ferry, patrolled the back of the island
1200- met the ferry, patrolled the area around the school
1400-met the ferry,patrolled
1600-met the ferry, followed up on a check the well being from Sunday
1700-met the ferry, patrolled the area around DPW
1900- met the ferry, patrolled
2000- met the ferry, checked the community center
2100- met the ferry, shoveled the area around the station
2200- met the ferry, patrolled around the island
 

tip of the day....with the warm temps and rain coming the end of the week use caution on the road ..look for flooded areas

2/17/2014   Robert Lauterbach
0700 - arrived on island.
0720 - patrolled back shore of island and met 0800 ferry.
0945 - met ferry.
1040 - station house maintenance.
1230 - met ferry.
1430 - met ferry.
1515 - patrolled Central Ave. and met 1530 ferry.
1645 - met ferry.
1750 - met ferry.
1850 - responded to area Reservoir Rd. for 911 hang-up.  Nothing found, very quiet.
1930 - met ferry.
2030 - met ferry.
2115 - checked community building, both library and community room were secure.
2130 - met ferry.
2200 - checked DPW property.


***Quick reminder***Never keep valuables in your vehicle, and also make sure your vehicle is locked.

2/16/14  T.OConnor
0800-arrived on the island
0900-met the ferry, checked the community center
1000-met the ferry- shoveled the sidewalk in front of the station, and assisted firefighter shoveling the icicles off the building overhang
1100- shoveled fire hydrants
1200-shoveled fire hydrants
1400- met the ferry, checked the Welch St. lot
1500- met the ferry, patrolled the backside of the island
1600-met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1700- met the ferry, patrolled
1800- met the ferry, patrolled the area around DPW
1900-met the ferry, checked the community center
2000- met the ferry,patrolled
2100- met the ferry, patrolled
2200-met the ferry, patrolled around the island
 
tip of the day....keep your car doors locked while parked down in the Welch St. lot

 

Monday, February 17, 2014

2/15 Officer Richardson
0700 shift change with Officer Taylor
0800 shift change with pfd
patrolled island with pfd
0900 found and shoveled hydrants that had been plowed in by dpw
0930 met ferry
1045 met ferry
1215 met ferry
1300 patrolled island with pfd
1415 met ferry
1515 met ferry
1630 met ferry
1915 met ferry
2015 met ferry
2115 met ferry
2230 met ferry
2330 ticketed cars left on the street during snow ban
 
please move your cars from the public lot asap
we have had a lot of snow this winter and this will make cleanup easier for dpw

 

02/14/2014  Ofc Rumery-Taylor
0700- Shift change w/Ofc Richardson
0800- met ferry-PFD shift change
0815- 4 Veteran St-remote monitoring of house picked up anomaly-checked residence-secure
0930- Bldg/Equip maintenance
1030- assist library w/book order
1055- Inn on Peaks Island Ave check fire alarm for issue-company on site working on panel
1100- met ferry-patrolled Island
1130- shoveled hydrants
1230- met ferry
1345- finished hydrants
1430- met ferry-patrolled Island
1530- met ferry
1645- met ferry-patrolled Island
1730- spoke with Island resident regarding her neighbor's barking dog. Helped her figure out owner's name-she called and had a very nice conversation w/owner and situation seems to have been resolved and neighbors now know each other.
1755- met ferry-patrolled Island
1930- met ferry-patrolled Island
2130- met ferry-patrolled Island
2245- met ferry
                                                     
Winter storms and freezing temperatures have resulted in thousands of pints of uncollected blood and platelet donations. Be a hero and mark your calendars.

City Fit! Blood Drive
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
City Hall - Merrill Rehearsal Hall
20 Myrtle Street

Stay tuned for registration details and how you can schedule your appointment in advance.

Every 2 seconds someone needs blood. Every donation you give can help save a life.


 

Friday, February 14, 2014

2/13 Officer Richardson
0700 shift change with Officer Taylor
0800 shift change with pfd
0830 patrolled island with pfd
0900 snow starts
0930 met ferry
1045 met ferry
1215 met ferry
1414 met ferry
1515 met ferry
1630 met ferry
1730 assisted taxi with transporting passenger
as weather overwhelmed taxi
1800 met ferry
1915 met ferry
assisted stranded woman on foot in storm
2015 met ferry
neighbor dispute on Herman ave
resolved upon arrival
2115 met ferry
2230 met ferry
 

PLEASE HELP OUT DPW BY BEING AWARE OF WHERE YOU PILE SNOW DURING CLEANUP EFFORTS

Thursday, February 13, 2014


02/12/2014  Ofc Connolly and Ofc Rumery-Taylor
0715: shift change (Lauterbach to Connolly)
0730: patrolled island
0800: met ferry
0810: citizen report that she has located 2 domesticated geese.  She believes they belong to someone and will be calling the avian rescue if nobody reports them missing.  Check of shift log reveals no report of any missing geese.
0930: patrolled island
1135: patrolled island
1230: shift change (Connolly to Rumery-Taylor)
1430: met ferry-patrolled Island
1530: met ferry
1645: met ferry-patrolled Island
1750: met ferry-PFD FF Doughty for training
1930: met ferry-patrolled Island
1955: checked the area of "the low road near Long Island" for a report of a stationary red flashing light-nothing found but channel markers.
2030: met ferry-patrolled Island
2130: met ferry-dropped off FF Doughty
2245: met ferry
 
Information from:
Peaks Island Health Center
87 Central Ave.
 
Hours:          Monday and Thursday: 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
 
Kitty Gilbert, Family Nurse Practitioner, provides care for all ages.
Please call either 766-2929 or 874-2466 for an appointment.
 
A reminder to Health Center patients:  When the Health Center is not open, you may contact Kitty or another provider, and receive care at the offices of Portland Family Medicine on Congress St., located just a short distance from Casco Bay Lines.  Call one of the above numbers to make an appointment.
 
A reminder to all Peaks Islanders:   Anyone needing blood work can have it done on the Island.  Please call the Health Center for an appointment, and bring (or have faxed) a written order from your primary care physician.  Health Center Fax:  207-766-5073
 
Are you considering using the Health Center (Portland Family Medicine) as your primary healthcare provider?   Among the comments heard from new Health Center users:  
*  "Kitty Gilbert, the Center's Family Nurse Practitioner, is like an old-fashioned doc, caring and competent, with up-to-date information at her fingertips.  When necessary, she makes referrals to top specialists, and, just as important, she makes sure I get in to see them."
*  "I can get an appointment when I need it, sometimes the same day that I call."
*   "The Health Center saves me time and worry by taking blood samples and emailing me the results."
 

 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014


2/11/2014  Robert Lauterbach
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry.
0820 - patrolled island.
0945 - met ferry.
1100 - met ferry.
1215 - patrolled island and completed hydrant shoveling.
1400 - ladder 12 training.
1530 - met ferry.
1640 - patrolled island and met 1645 ferry.
1750 - met ferry and responded to area of children's workshop for a loud barking dog.  Unable to locate.
1900 - patrolled island and met 1930 ferry.
2030 - met ferry.
2130 - met ferry.
2200 - checked DPW property.


***Quick reminder***Be careful shoveling and check in on your elderly neighbors.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014


2-10-2014 T. OConnor
0700- arrived on the island
0800- met the ferry, checked the Welch St. lot
0900-met the ferry, patrolled the back side of the island
1000- met the ferry- snow shoveling fire hydrants
1100-met the ferry- snow shoveling fire hydrants
1200- met the ferry- checked the community center
1400- medical call/ transport from the medical clinic Center St.
1500- met the ferry knocked down large icicles from the station/ library building
1600- met the ferry, patrolled
1700- met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1800- met the ferry, patrolled around DPW
1900- met the ferry checked the community center
2000- met the ferry, patrolled
2100- met the ferry patrolled
2200- met the ferry, patrolled around the island
 

tip of the day....use cation walking close to buildings..with up and down temps look for large icicles hanging 

Monday, February 10, 2014

 2/9/2014    Robert Lauterbach

 
0800 - arrived on island.

0820 - drove around perimeter of island.

0945 - met ferry.

1050 - patrolled island and met 1100 ferry.

1230 - met ferry.

1410 - patrolled island and met 1430 ferry.

1530 - met ferry.

1645 - met ferry.

1740 - drove through Brackett Ave. and met 1750 ferry.

1920 - drove through Central Ave. and met 1930 ferry.

2030 - met ferry.

2130 - met ferry.

2210 - drove around perimeter of island.

2315 - checked DPW property.

2330 - checked community building.  Community room and library were locked, shut off lights in lobby.

***Quick reminder***When going away or on vacation, please let us know or neighbors that you trust know, so we can keep an eye on the home.
2/8/2014          T. OConnor

 0700- arrived on the island

0800-met the ferry, checked the Welch St. lot

0900-met the ferry, patrolled

1000- met the ferry , patrolled

1100-met the ferry, checked the community center

1200- met the ferry, patrolled

1400- met the ferry gave special attention to Welch St.

1500- met the ferry, patrolled

1600-met the ferry, checked the lions club

1700-met the ferry, patrolled around the island

1900- met the ferry, patrolled around DPW

2000- patrolled the school area

2100- met the ferry, checked the community center

2200- met the ferry, patrolled

Friday, February 7, 2014


02/06/2014  Ofc Rumery-Taylor
0700- shift change w/Ofc Richardson
0800- met ferry-PFD shift change
0900- shoveled hydrants
0945- met ferry
1005- shoveled hydrants
1110- met ferry-patrolled Island
1230- met ferry
1430- met ferry-patrolled Island
1520- bldg/equip maint
1645- met ferry-patrolled Island
1750- met ferry
1930- met ferry-patrolled Island
2030- met ferry-patrolled Island
2140- patrolled Island
2245- met ferry-patrolled Island
 
 

For those residents who have a hydrant near their home-we appreciate the hydrants being shoveled out after a snow storm. After the last couple of storms we have found several hydrants that are being buried by plowing, snowblowing or shoveling around them. In the event of an emergency you will want to be able to access those hydrants without the delay of having to dig them out or chip them free from ice.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

2/5/14 Officer Richardson
0700 shift change with Officer Taylor
0900 shift change with pfd
0830 patrolled island with pfd
0930 met ferry
1045 met ferry
1215 met ferry
1300 patrolled island with pfd
1415 met ferry
1515 met ferry
assisted back shore resident with moving her car
1630 met ferry
1735 met ferry
1915 met ferry
2015 met ferry
2115 met ferry
2230 met ferry
checked american legion
tagged cars left on the street in violation of parking ban
 

please remove your cars from the public lot for snow removal, this will be helpful to dpw and your neighbors

Wednesday, February 5, 2014


02/04/2014  Ofc Rumery-Taylor
0700- shift change w/Ofc Lauterbach-PFD shift change
0800- met ferry-patrolled Island
0900- Islander called to report that 2nd floor window reported and checked on weeks ago was still unsecured at her neighbor's seasonal cottage (no entry to cottage, shutter fell from 2nd story). Located family and they stated they would see that it is secured.
0945- met ferry-patrolled Island
1100- met ferry-patrolled Island
1230- met ferry-patrolled Island
1430- met ferry
1540- met ferry-patrolled Island
1645- met ferry
1750- met ferry
1930- met ferry-patrolled Island
2030- met ferry-patrolled Island
2130- met ferry
2245- met ferry
 
 

Health Tip of the Week
Consider Vitamin D
 
It's especially important if you're older than 60 - when the body has a hard time converting enough vitamin D from sunlight.  Studies show that vitamin D not only strengthens bones but also boosts immunity and protects against several diseases.  In an analysis published in September 2007, older adults who took a vitamin D supplement (400 to 800 international units daily) had lower death rates from all causes.
 
Source:  Consumer Reports Health

Tuesday, February 4, 2014


2/3/2014 Robert Lauterbach
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry.
0820 - patrolled island.
0945 - met ferry.
1050 - responded to 123 Upper A street for a leaving the scene of an accident report.
1230 - report writing.
1420 - patrolled island and met 1430 ferry.
1530 - engine 12 training.
1645 - met ferry.
1730 - patrolled island and met 1750 ferry.
1930 - met ferry.
2030 - met ferry.
2115 - checked DPW property and met 2130 ferry.


***Quick reminder***It's especially important if you're older than 60 - when the body has a hard time converting enough vitamin D from sunlight.  Studies show that vitamin D not only strengthens bones but also boosts immunity and protects against several diseases.

Monday, February 3, 2014


2-2-2014 T. OConnor
0800- arrived on the island
0900- cleaned the vehicles
1000- met the ferry, patrolled the back of the island
1100-met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1200- met the ferry, patrolled
1400- met the ferry, checked the community center
1500-met the ferry, patrolled
1600- met the ferry, patrolled
1700- met the ferry, checked the Welch St. parking lot
1900-met the ferry, checked the lions club
2000- met the ferry, patrolled around the island
2100- met the ferry, gave special attention to the area of Welch St.
2200- met the ferry, checked the community center
 
tip of the day.............remember not to leave your vehicles parked in the Welch st. with the keys in the vehicle.

 

2/1/2014 Robert Lauterbach
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry.
0820 - patrolled island.
0945 - met ferry.
1100 - vehicle maintenance.
1200 - patrolled island and met 1230 ferry.
1430 - met ferry.
1515 - patrolled island.
1535 - cleaned garage bay.
1645 - met ferry.
1740 - patrolled Central Ave and met 1750 ferry.
1930 - met ferry.
2030 - met ferry.
2120 - checked DPW property and met 2130 ferry.
2245 - met ferry.
0710 - patrolled island until 0800 relief.

***Quick reminder***Please remember to keep dogs on leash at all times.

 

1-31-2014 Officer O'Connor
0700- arrived on the island
0800- met the ferry, fireside shift change
0900-met the ferry, checked the Welch St. parking lot
1000- met the ferry, patrolled the back side of the island
1100- met the ferry, checked the community center
1200- met the ferry, patrolled
1400-met the ferry, checked on a subject on island ave
1500- met the ferry, checked the area around DPW
1600- met the ferry, patrolled around the island
1700- met the ferry, patrolled
1800- met the ferry, patrolled
2000- met the ferry, patrolled
2100- met the ferry, checked the Lions club, patrolled

2200- met the ferry, checked the community center

tip of the day....remember to check the batteries on your smoke detectors
 

Friday, January 31, 2014

1/30 Officer Richardson
0700 shift change with Officer Taylor
0800 shift change with pfd
0830 patrolled island with pfd
0930 met ferry
1045 met ferry
1215 met ferry
wrote a parking ticket on welch st, found out later vehicle had run out of fuel and driver had walked
to get a fuel can. (yes i took the ticket back)
1415 met ferry
1515 met ferry
1630 met ferry
1915 met ferry
2015 met ferry
2115 met ferry
2230 met ferry
checked american legion
checked lions club
 

EVEN IF YOU DON'T HAVE SMALL CHILDREN AT HOME, REMEMBER TO PROPERLY STORE CHEMICALS AND CLEANING PRODUCTS, THEY'RE STILL POISONS AND MANY ARE FIRE HAZARDS

Thursday, January 30, 2014


01/29/2014   Ofc Rumery-Taylor
0700- Shift change w/Ofc Richardson
0800- met ferry-PFD shift change
0945- met ferry-patrolled Island
1015- flagged down :found expired prescription bottle case #14-842
1100- met ferry-patrolled Island
1230- met ferry
1430- met ferry-patrolled Island
1530- met ferry-patrolled Island
1645- met ferry
1750- met ferry-PFD FF trainer to Community Bldg for class
1930- met ferry-patrolled Island
2030- met ferry-patrolled Island
2130- met ferry-PFD trainer to boat
2150- patrolled Island
 
In light of all the recent security breaches I would like to suggest if you have any concerns about your personal credit information that you contact one of the three credit reporting agencies (Transunion, Experian and Equifax) and have them send you a free credit report. Look it over carefully and make sure everything there is your accounts. If you prefer to use your debit card I would suggest having the card run as "credit" instead of entering your pin. The fewer places you enter your pin, the less likely it is to be compromised. Also keep in mind when using a debit card vs a credit card most banks and credit unions take much longer to refund fraudulent charges than a credit card company does.

 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014


1/28 Officer Richardson
0715 met ferry
0800 shift change with pfd
0830 patrolled island
0930 met ferry
1045 met ferry
1215 met ferry
1415 met ferry
patrolled island
1515 met ferry
1630 met ferry
1735 met ferry
1915 met ferry
2015 met ferry
2115 met ferry
checked public lot
2230 met ferry
checked teia
checked american legion
A NIGHTTIME CHECK OF THE PUBLIC PARKING LOT, I FOUND SIX SETS OF IGNITION KEYS IN THE IGNITION OR SITTING ON THE DRIVERS SEAT.

any damage a vehicle causes (even if the vehicle was taken with out permission) is the owners responsibility

1/27 Officer Richardson
2130 shift change with Officer Hawley
2230 met ferry
gave ride home to island ave resident
checked lions club
checked american legion

Tuesday, January 28, 2014


1/27/2014 Robert Lauterbach
0700 - dropped off fire fighter partner and picked up his relief.
0800 - met ferry.
0900 - patrolled island and met 0945 ferry.
1100 - met ferry.
1215 - patrolled island and met 1230 ferry.

1430 - met ferry.

Monday, January 27, 2014


1/26/2014 Robert Lauterbach
0800 - arrived on island.
0845 - patrolled island.
0945 - met ferry.
1100 - met ferry.
1200 - patrolled island.
1230 - medcu 12 training.
1430 - met ferry.
1520 - patrolled Central Ave. and met 1530 ferry.
1645 - met ferry.
1740 - patrolled Brackett Ave. and met 1750 ferry.
1930 - met ferry.
2030 - met ferry.
2115 - checked DPW property and met 2130 ferry.


***Quick reminder***Island vehicles must be inspected.  

1-25-2014  Officer O'Connor
0700-arrived on the island
0800-met the ferry, checked the Welch St. lot
0900- met the ferry, patrolled
1000- met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1100- met the ferry, checked a summer residence on Pleasant ave...report of suspicious activity
1200- met the ferry, patrolled
1400- met the ferry, checked the community center
1500- met the ferry, patrolled
1600- met the ferry, followed up on a call from last week
1700- met the ferry, checked the lions club
1900- met the ferry, patrolled around DPW
2000- met the ferry assisted a subject on Welch St.
2100- met the ferry, patrolled
2200- met the ferry, checked the community center
 

tip of the day....remember to check the batteries on your smoke detectors

1/24/2014 Robert Lauterbach
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry.  Ferry was running late due to mechanical issues, arrived approx. 0820.
0910 - patrolled island and met 0945 ferry.
1100 - met ferry.
1230 - responded to DPW for vehicle maintence.
1420 - patrolled island and met 1430 ferry.
1530 - met ferry.
1630 - patrolled island and met 1645 ferry.
1750 - met ferry.
1900 - patrolled island.
1930 - met ferry.
2030 - met ferry.
2115 - checked DPW and met 2130 ferry.

***Quick reminder***Leave extra time for travel due to icy road conditions.

 

1-23-2014 Officer O'Connor
0700-arrived on the island
0800- met the ferry, patrolled the back side of the island
0900- met the ferry, patrolled
1000- met the ferry, checked the community center
1100- met the ferry, patrolled
1200- met the ferry, checked the Welch St. parking lot
1400- met the ferry, assisted a subject on Bracket St.
1500- met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1600- met the ferry, patrolled
1700- met the ferry, patrolled around the island
1900- met the ferry, patrolled
2000- met the ferry, patrolled , checked the Lions club
2100- met the ferry, checked the community center
2200- met the ferry, patrolled

 
Tip of the day- keep exposed skin covered up with the extreme cold.
 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

01/22/14 Officer Richardson
0700 SHIFT CHANGE WITH OFFICER LAUTERBACH
0800 SHIFT CHANGE WITH PFD
0830 PATROLLED ISLAND WITH PFD
0900 STOPPED A VEHICLE ON PLEASANT AVE SUMMONSED DRIVER FOR PERMIT VIOLATION
0930 MET FERRY
SERVICE OF PAPERWORK FOR WEEKEND ARREST
1045 MET FERRY
1215 MET FERRY
MET WITH TWO RESIDENTS FOR STATEMENTS
1415 MET FERRY
1515 MET FERRY
1630 MET FERRY
1735 MET FERRY
1915 MET FERRY
BAIL NOTIFICATION TO ISLAND RESIDENT
2015 MET FERRY
2115 MET FERRY
2230 MET FERRY

CHECKED AMERICAN LEGION

****Remember to check on your neighbors during this extended period of cold weather.****

Wednesday, January 22, 2014


1/21/2014 Robert Lauterbach Late Out
2130 - arrived on island.
2230 - patrolled island and met 2245 ferry.
2315 - checked DPW property.


***Quick Reminder*** Be sure to check your batteries in your smoke detectors.

Monday, January 20, 2014


01/19/2014  Ofc Rumery-Taylor
0800- shift change w/Ofc Lauterbach-PFD shift change
0930- met ferry-patrolled Island
1100- met ferry-patrolled Island-checked hydrants-all clear
1130- spoke with parent of Islander who is making arrangements to pick up son's belongings here on Peaks
1230- met ferry
1430- met ferry
1440- 100 Herman St w/parents of 1045 suspect-all copacetic upon arrival not needed
1530- met ferry-patrolled Island
1645- met ferry
1750- met ferry
1930- met ferry-patrolled Island
2030- met ferry
2130- met ferry
 

Remember to keep your stairs and walkways clear of snow and ice. With the drastically changing temperatures, what almost melted away during the day will become glare ice in the evening or early morning hours. Make sure that your chimneys are clear of ice and snow as well-especially with a direct vent that could be buried in snow if you pull snow off of the roof. 

1/18/2014 Robert Lauterbach
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry.
0820 - checked residence on Island Ave for open window, owner stated that they had a contractor in recently, may have left it open.
1005 - arrest made at the Inn at Peaks for prior domestic assault.
1230 - met ferry.
1300 - patrolled island.
1430 - met ferry.
1500 - patrolled island.
1530 - met ferry.
1645 - met ferry.
1710 - patrolled island and met 1750 ferry.
1930 - met ferry.
2010 - drove around perimeter of island.
2030 - met ferry.
2130 - engine 12 run to Inn at Peaks for a alarm sounding.  All clear, seems a faulty alarm is the cause.

***Quick reminder***With the possibility of more snow coming, remember that the Welch St. lot and St. Christopher's lot are the designated parking lots for a snow ban

1-17-2014 Officer O'Connor
0700- arrived on the island
0800- met the ferry, checked the Welch St. lot
0900- met the ferry, patrolled the back side of the island
1000- met the ferry, checked the community center
1100- met the ferry, check the well being of a resident on Island ave
1200- met the ferry, patrolled
1400- met the ferry, Cleaned the vehicle
1500- met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1600- met the ferry, patrolled
1700- met the ferry, checked the area around DPW
1800- met the ferry, patrolled
2000- met the ferry, patrolled
2100- met the ferry, checked the lions club
2200- met the ferry, checked the community center, patrolled
0100- Domestic call central Av.
 
Tip of the day ...lots of pot holes are showing up around the island ...Drive Safe!!!

 

Friday, January 17, 2014


1/16/2014 Robert Lauterbach
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry.
0820 - patrolled island.
0945 - met ferry.
1050 - tank 12 maintenance with FD.
1230 - met ferry.
1300 - patrolled island.
1430 - met ferry and patrolled island.
1520 - spoke with resident about lost registration sticker for license plate and way to receive a replacement.
1645 - met ferry.
1750 - met ferry.
1900 - patrolled island.
1930 - met ferry.
2030 - met ferry.
2115 - checked DPW property and met 2130 ferry.
***Quick reminder*** It's not too late for a flu shot.

 

Thursday, January 16, 2014



1-15-2014 Officer T. OConnor
0700- arrived on the island
0800- met the ferry, patrolled
0900- met the ferry, checked the Welch St. lot
1000- met the ferry, checked the community center
1100- met the ferry, checked on a smoke detector alarm 170 Island ave
1200- met the ferry, patrolled the back of the island
1400- met the ferry, patrolled around the island
1500- met the ferry, patrolled
1600- met the ferry, assisted a resident on Bracket St.
1700- met the ferry, checked the lions club
1800- met the ferry, checked the school area
2000- met the ferry, patrolled
2100- met the ferry, checked the community center
2200- met the ferry, patrolled

 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014


1/14/14 Officer Richardson
0700 shift change with Officer Taylor
0800 met ferry
0830 patrolled island with pfd
0930 met ferry
1045 met ferry
1215 met ferry
1415 met ferry
checked out a home on evergreen ledge for out of state owners
who noticed a spike in electricity usage.
1515 met ferry
1630 met ferry
participated in online medical training
1735 met ferry
1915 met ferry
checked out a suspicious car on back shore reported by a couple out walking
car was parked due to the road conditions and to construction near their home
2015 met ferry
checked dpw
2115 met ferry
2200 checked american legion
 
ON 1/13 I SPOKE TO OUR SUPERVISOR IN CHARGE OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS AT THE POLICE DEPT.
HE REMINDED ME TO PASS ON TO ALL THAT ICE MELT PELLETS ARE NOT PET FRIENDLY.
I WAS NOT AWARE OF THIS SO I LOOKED IT UP.
(FACT)

ICE MELT COMPOUNDS ARE TOXIC TO CATS AND DOGS.. SO USE GOOD OLD FASHION ROCK SALT.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014



01/13/2014 Ofc Rumery-Taylor
0700- shift change w/Ofc Richardson
0800- met ferry-PFD shift change-put out deer hunting sign
0945- met ferry
0955- 380 Island Ave-service provided for retrieval of belongings
1030- multiple phone calls re: civil matter
1045- bldg/equip/vehicle maintenance
1100- met ferry-Peters Construction truck & trailer hauling Bulldozer stuck on ramp-small delay moving all the equipment-CBL deck hands-Maine DOT(coincidentally on site for routine inspection) and DPW's Marty Mulkern helped resolve situation 
1200- Online EMS training
1230- met ferry
1430- met ferry-patrolled Island
1530- met ferry
1645- met ferry-patrolled Island
1750- met ferry
1800- PFD volunteers meeting
1930- met ferry
1945- vehicle parked in fire lane ticketed
2030- Deer hunters transported to ferry-met ferry
2130- met ferry
2245- met ferry 

Before Cold Weather

  • Locate and insulate pipes most susceptible to freezing, typically those near outer walls, in crawl spaces or in the attic. Use insulation made especially for this purpose.
  • Wrap pipes with heat tape (UL-approved).
  • Seal any leaks that allow cold air inside where pipes are located.
  • Disconnect garden hoses and shut off and drain water from pipes leading to outside faucets. This reduces the chance of freezing in the short span of pipe just inside the house.

When It's Cold

  • Let hot and cold water trickle at night from a faucet on an outside wall.
  • Open cabinet doors to allow more heat to get to uninsulated pipes under a sink or appliance near an outer wall.
  • Make sure heat is left on and set no lower than 55 degrees F.
  • If you plan to be away: (1) Have someone check your house daily to make sure the heat is still on to prevent freezing, or (2) drain and shut off the water system (except indoor sprinkler systems).

If Pipes Freeze

  • Make sure you and your family know how to shut off the water, in case pipes burst. Stopping the flow of water can minimize the damage to your home. Call a plumber, and contact your insurance agent. Never try to thaw a pipe with an open flame or torch.
  • Always be careful of the potential for electric shock in and around standing water.

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